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close this bookLand quality indicators and their use in sustainable agriculture and rural development (1997)
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Open this folder and view contentsSESSION 1: RECENT EFFORTS TO DEVELOP INDICATORS
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ACRONYMS

AEZ

Agro-ecological Zoning

ALES

Automated Land Evaluation System

ASSOD

Assessment of the Status of Human-induced Soil Degradation in South and Southeast Asia

CABI

Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux International (UK)

CGIAR

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

CIAT

International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CGIAR, Colombia)

CRES

Centre for Resources and Environmental Studies

CSD

Commission on Sustainable Development (UN)

DEM

Digital Elevation Model

DPCSD

Department for Policy Coordination and Sustainable Development (UN)

EBRD

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

EMAP

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program

ENRIN

Environment and National Resources Information Network

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency (USA)

EPIC

Erosion Productivity Impact Calculator

EROS

Earth Resource Observation System

ERS

Economic Research Service (USDA, USA)

EU

European Union

FESLM

Framework for Evaluating Sustainable Land Management

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN)

GCOS

Global Climate Observing System

GEF

Global Environmental Facility

GEMS

Global Environmental Monitoring System

GEO

Global Environment Outlook

GIS

Geographic Information System

GLASOD

Global Assessment of the Status of Human-induced Soil Degradation

GOOS

Global Ocean Observing System

GRASS

Geographic Resources Analysis Support System

GRID

Global Resource Information Data Base

GRT

Gross Registered Tonnage

GTOS

Global Terrestrial Observing System

IBSRAM

International Board for Soil Resources and Management (Thailand)

ICRAF

International Center for Research in Agroforestry (CGIAR, Kenya)

ICRISAT

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (CGIAR, India)

ICSU

International Council of Scientific Unions

IDRC

International Development Research Centre (Canada)

IFPRI

International Food Policy Research Institute (CGIAR, USA)

IGBP

International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme

IIASA

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria)

IIED

International Institute for Environment and Development (UK)

IISD

International Institute for Sustainable Development (Canada)

IITA

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (CGIAR, Nigeria)

IJC

International Joint Commission (EPA, USA)

ILO

International Labour Office (UN)

ILRI (a)

International Institute for Land Reclamation and Improvement (Netherlands)

ILRI (b)

International Livestock Research Institute (CGIAR, Kenya and Ethiopia)

IMF

International Monetary Fund

ISCO

International Soil Conservation Organization

ISIS

ISRIC Soil Information System

ISRIC

International Soil Reference and Information Centre (Netherlands)

ISSS

International Society of Soil Science

ITC

International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences (Netherlands)

ITE

Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (UK)

IUCN

World Conservation Union

LQI

Land Quality Indicators

MCS

Monitoring, Control and Surveillance

MSY

Maximum Sustainable Yield

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (USA)

NGO

Non-governmental Organization

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA)

NOVIB

Netherlands Organization for International Development Corporation

NRCS

Natural Resources Conservation Service (USA)

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

PSR

Pressure-State-Response

RIVM

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (Netherlands)

RMD

Resource Management Domain

SARD

Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development

SCOPE

Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment

SI

Sustainability Indicator

SLEMSA

Soil Loss Estimation Model for Southern Africa

SOTER

Soil and Terrain Digital Database

SRS

Sustainability Reference Systems

UNCLOS

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

UNCED

United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

UNDPCSD

United Nations Department for Policy Coordination and Sustainable Development

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNIDO

United Nations Industrial and Development Organization

UNSO

United Nations Sudano-Sahelian Office

USDA

United States Department of Agriculture

USLE

Universal Soil Loss Equation

WAICENT

World Agricultural Information Centre (FAO)

WASWC

World Association of Soil of Water Conservation

WB

World Bank

WCED

World Commission on Environment and Development

WISE

World Inventory of Soil Emission Potentials

WMO

World Meteorological Organization (UN)

WOCAT

World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies

WRI

World Resources Institute (USA)

WWF

World Wide Fund for Nature